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Cactus Bowl returning to Chase Field

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BY: ED COLE PHOENIX, Ariz. – Sun Devil Stadium is getting a makeover, so the Cactus Bowl had to find a new home for a few years. It found a familiar place in the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks – Chase Field. Originally played at Arizona Stadium in Tucson. Ariz., in December 1989, the Cactus Bowl moved to Chase Field ... Read More »

NFL analysts weigh in on Cardinals 2015 draft picks

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – Now that the dust has settled after three days of madness at the 2015 NFL Draft, NFL experts took time to weight in on the Arizona Cardinals’ seven selections – D.J. Humphries, Markus Golden, David Johnson, Rodney Gunter, Shaq Riddick, J.J. Nelson and Gerald Christian. Pete Prisco: CBSSports.com – “2015 NFL Draft Grades: Jags, ... Read More »

Patrick Peterson among four semifinalists for Madden NFL 16 cover

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is used to making “Madden” type plays when he’s covering wide receivers. Could he be the next face of the biggest sports video game in the world? Peterson is one of four semifinalists for the Madden NFL 16 cover. He joins Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Giants ... Read More »

Cardinals committed to drawing in talent from smaller schools

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – “I think one thing you can say about this organization is we’ve never shied away from small-school players.” General manager Steve Keim was absolutely correct when he said that at the Cardinals pre-draft press conference early last week. Prior to Arizona taking running back David Johnson [Northern Iowa] and Rodney Gunter [Delaware State] over ... Read More »

Cardinals reveal jersey number for 2015 draftees

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Arizona Cardinals added seven new players during the 2015 NFL Draft – D.J. Humphries, Markus Golden, David Johnson, Rodney Gunter, Shaq Riddick, J.J. Nelson and Gerald Christian. One of the next pieces of business with these seven young men was to assign them jersey numbers, which the team was able to do. Darren ... Read More »

Gerald Christian: “I can always say I was Mr. Irrelevant”

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – There’s nothing wrong with being irrelevant. Gerald Christian is living proof that life is good when you’re irrelevant. Christian had to wait for three days, but his name was finally called at the very end of the 2015 NFL Draft, as he has the distinction of being Mr. Irrelevant, after the Arizona Cardinals chose ... Read More »

Cardinals draft a missile in J.J. Nelson

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – In the NFL, speed kills. J.J. Nelson killed with his speed at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and at the NFL Scouting Combine, and now he’ll get his chance to blow past defenders with the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona had bookend selections [158th and 159th overall] in the fifth round and went defense first with defensive ... Read More »

Chronicles of Shaq Riddick and Cardinals

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – Shaq Riddick is on another level. Riddick graduated from Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio, in three years with an Associate’s Degree. That put him 70 credit hours ahead of his peers, which snowballed into him graduating from Gardner-Webb University in three years. Riddick needed more of a challenge in his life, so he ... Read More »

David Johnson “ready to take the load” for Cardinals

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – David Johnson had a feeling the Arizona Cardinals were interested in him during his senior year. One of Arizona’s area scouts was at every one of Johnson’s practices, and Johnson even had a chance to talk with Cardinals running backs coach Stump Mitchell at the Senior Bowl. “We talked a little bit, and they ... Read More »